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Former U S WEST CEO Elected VP of International Chamber of Commerce; Will Become President in 2 Years.

GENEVA, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard McCormick, a prominent Denver business and community leader and the former chief executive officer of U S WEST, has been elected vice president of the International Chamber of Commerce.

McCormick will serve a two-year term as vice president, then take over as president of the ICC on Jan. 1, 2001. McCormick will head the international business organization for two years.

He will take over the ICC presidency from Adnan Kassar, a prominent Lebanese banker, who currently heads the organization. Kassar, McCormick and former ICC president Helmut Maucher, chairman of Nestle, comprise the three-member Office of the International Chamber of Commerce Presidency.

McCormick is currently chairman of the U.S. Council for International Business, a position he has held for several years. The council serves as the U.S. affiliate of the ICC. McCormick has been active in council and ICC activities, particularly in the areas of electronic commerce and free trade. He was a panelist at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in 1998.

McCormick retired as chief executive officer of U S WEST, Inc., in June 1998, when the company was split into two independent, publicly traded firms. He continues to serve as non-executive chairman of the board of U S WEST, which serves 25 million customers in 14 western and midwestern states.

McCormick also serves on the boards of UAL Corp. (United Airlines), Wells Fargo and Company and Concept Five Technologies. He is chairman of the board of Creighton University in Omaha and has been active in a number of Denver area community and business organizations, including the Denver Art Museum and the Boy Scouts of America Denver Area Council. He is a director of the Metropolitan State College Foundation and the American Indian College Fund.

The International Chamber of Commerce has national committees and groups in 65 countries and members in 71 countries. The chamber promotes an open international trade and investment system and a free market economy.
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